Asian Beef Skewers with Tempura Vegetables
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Asian Beef Skewers with Tempura Vegetables

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These delectable Asian beef skewers and crispy tempura vegetables make the perfect casual meal or platter for a gathering. Tender bites of beef sirloin bathed in a garlicky-soy sauce are pan seared, then served alongside a generous and colourful pile of tempura vegetables, coated in a light and crisp aioli batter. Delicious!
<b>Prep:</b> 15 mins + marinade overnight Prep: 15 mins + marinade overnight
<b>Cook:</b> 15 mins Cook: 15 mins
Serves 4 Serves 4
Good source of iron Good source of iron
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  • 4 x 150g Quality Mark Sirloin Steaks 


  • 1/3 cup soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tsp crushed garlic
  • 1 tsp crushed ginger

Soy & Garlic Dipping Sauce

  • 1/4 cup Best Foods Aioli 
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce

Aioli Tempura Vegies

  • 100g plain flour
  • 150-200ml ice water
  • 2 tbsp Best Foods Aioli
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 cup of Capsicum, sliced
  • 1 cup of Broccoli, cut into florets 
  • 1 Courgette, sliced
  • 1 Onion, cut into rings
  • 1 Kumara, sliced and steamed for 1-2 minutes


Add all marinade ingredients to a bowl and mix well. Remove any hard fats on sirloin, cut into 1-2cm cubes, and add to marinade. Set aside for a few hours, or preferably overnight. 


Heat pan over medium to high heat. Add the beef cubes to skewers, then place in heated pan, turning skewers every minute for four to five minutes. Baste with any remaining marinade, until cooked through and nicely seared. Cover and set aside to keep warm. 

Tempura Veggies:

Prepare soy and garlic dip by mixing the soy sauce and aioli together in a small bowl. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, Best Foods Aioli, baking powder and ice water until you have a thin batter. You want a consistency a little thicker than pouring cream. 

Add 1-2 cm of oil in to a high sided pan, and heat to a high temperature. NOTE: The oil is hot enough when a small teaspoon of batter dropped in sizzles and turns golden brown. 

Cook the vegetables in batches. Dip them in the batter, letting the excess drip off so they are just thinly coated, then carefully place them into the hot oil. 

Allow the veggies to fry for 10-20 seconds, then turn them over, and cook for a further 10-20 seconds until lightly golden brown and crispy. Remove the cooked vegetables with a slotted spoon and place them on paper towels to drain excess oil. 

Continue working in batches until all the vegetables are cooked, then serve with the warm Asian beef skewers and dipping sauce.

Recipe by fire & thyme 


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Nutrition Information Per Serving

Serving size: 437g
Energy kJ (kcal) 1410 (336)
Protein (g) 38
Fat (g) 28
Saturated (g) 5
Carbohydrate (g) 41
Sugars (g) 15
Sodium (mg) 1319
Iron (mg) 4
Zinc (mg) 5
Vitamin B12 (ug) 1
Fibre 4.1
Selenium (ug) 7.3

  • Skewers can be made up in advance and kept covered in the fridge.
  • For best results, marinade the beef in a bowl overnight.
  • Did you know beef is a rich source of iron which helps fight fatigue.

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